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Craig Gamble: 2022
Emerging Writers Residency

Craig Gamble: 2022
Emerging Writers Residency
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Craig is a Wellington-based writer who works as Publishing Manager at Te Herenga Waka University Press and is our 14th writer-in-residence for the year. His…

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Emma Espiner: 2022
Established Māori Writers Residency

Emma Espiner: 2022
Established Māori Writers Residency
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Emma (Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Porou) is a junior doctor at Middlemore Hospital. Emma hosts the RNZ podcast on Māori health equity, Getting Better, which won…

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Bren MacDibble: 2020
Established Writers Residency*Postponed to 2022

Bren MacDibble: 2020
Established Writers Residency*Postponed to 2022
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Born in Whanganui and raised on farms around the North Island, Bren MacDibble incorporates her love of the land into her environmentally themed children’s books.…

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Shriya Bhagwat: 2022
Emerging Writers Residency

Shriya Bhagwat: 2022
Emerging Writers Residency
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We have welcomed our 12th resident for the year Shriya – her creative practice (plays, film scripts, short stories, and poems) focuses on people’s daily…

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Clare Moleta: 2022
Winter Residency 2

Clare Moleta: 2022
Winter Residency 2
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Clare was born in Aotearoa, raised on Whadjuk Noongar Country in Western Australia and has lived in Pōneke since 2005. Her first novel, Unsheltered (Scribner,…

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Gillian Candler: 2022
Winter Residency

Gillian Candler: 2022
Winter Residency
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Our tenth writer-in-residence for the year, Gillian is an award-winning children’s author. Her books include the popular “Explore and Discover” series about nature habitats. Her…

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Kurangaituku – Whiti Hereaka 2021

Kurangaituku – Whiti Hereaka 2021 300 400 Michael King Writers Centre

Whiti has twice held a MKWC Residency, (2012/2017) and joined the Michael King Writers Centre Trust in June 2019. Kurangaituku is Whiti’s fourth novel and…

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Sinead Overbye: 2022
Emerging Māori Writers Residency

Sinead Overbye: 2022
Emerging Māori Writers Residency
1539 1541 Michael King Writers Centre

Our ninth resident for the year, Sinead (Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Porou) is a kairangahau and writer who lives in Wellington. Her work has been…

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Gina Cole: 2022 Australian Residency Exchange – to Varuna

Gina Cole: 2022 Australian Residency Exchange – to Varuna 1708 1707 Michael King Writers Centre

Gina is of Fijian, Scottish and Welsh descent. She is a freelance writer and lives in Tāmaki Makaurau. Her collection Black Ice Matter won the…

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Tara Black: 2022
Emerging Writers Residency

Tara Black: 2022
Emerging Writers Residency
1708 1707 Michael King Writers Centre

Tara is a Te Whanganui-a-Tara based cartoonist and art school drop-out. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from Massey University and can often be…

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